Whether you're able to make it somewhere near the ocean or you're simply lounging in pajamas under a throw blanket in the air conditioning, we could all use a transportive page-turner now more than ever. From romances you can toss in your canvas tote before a sunny walk, to young adult favorites to take on vacation, and great non-fiction, we've rounded up some of the best new beach reads—some are out now and others will be released just in time for summer.

Escape into a love story with Talia Hibbert's Act Your Age, Eve Brown or Leesa Cross-Smith's more bittersweet This Close to Okay, which you may find healing. For a literary thriller that will have people talking, check out Zakiya Dalila Harris's The Other Black Girl. Re-tellings of classics abound on this list with The Wife Upstairs (a take on Jane Eyre) or The Charmed Wife (a Cinderella remix). And that's just the beginning.

Read the full story on OprahDaily.com: 34 of the Best Beach Reads to Help You Escape


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